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Visiting Canada in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 3°C (37°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 25.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.2 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 8.3cm (3.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Canada. Sea temperatures are a cold 9°C (49°F). January is too cold for swimming in Canada for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Canada in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Canada in January?

No, January is not a good time for sunbathing in Canada.

January has average maximum temperatures of 3°C (37°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 25.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.2 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 8.3cm (3.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in Canada in January?

No, January is too cold for swimming in Canada for any length of time, with the sea water at 9°C (49°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is January a good time to holiday in Canada?

No, January is not a good time for a holiday in Canada.

January has average maximum temperatures of 3°C (37°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 25.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.2 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 8.3cm (3.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Canada. Sea temperatures are a cold 9°C (49°F). January is too cold for swimming in Canada for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is Canada warm in January?

No, Canada is too cold for sunbathing in January.

The average maximum temperature in Canada in January is 3°C (37°F). The average maximum temperature is 3°C (37°) in the previous month and 4°C (39°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Canada in January is -0°C (32°F). The average temperature is 0°C (33°F) in the previous month and 1°C (33°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Canada in January?

The average day light hours per day in Canada in January are 8.6. The sunshine percentage is 25.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Canada in January

The average maximum temperature in Canada in January is 3°C (37°F). The average maximum temperature is 3°C (37°F) in the previous month and 4°C (39°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Canada in January is -0°C (32°F). The average temperature is 0°C (33°F) in the previous month and 1°C (33°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Canada in January is -3°C (27°F). The minimum temperature is -2°C (28°F) in the previous month and -3°C (27°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Canada in January

During January the average day light hours are 8.6 per day in Canada. The sunshine percentage is 25.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Canada in January is typically 1.3 during January. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Canada in January

The average sea water temperature in Canada in January is 9.2°C (48.6°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in Canada in January

The average total rainfall in Canada in January is 8.3cm (3.3inches) and on average there are 13.4 rainy days in January making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Canada in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Canada in January is -0°C (32°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 0°C (32°F) in the previous month and -1°C (-1°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Canada in January is typically 92.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 91.9% in the previous month and 90.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Canada in January is typically 84.1%. The average relative humidity is 83% in the previous month and 78.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Canada in January

The average maximum wind speed in Canada in January is typically 23KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 23KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 23KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Canada in January is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 12KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Canada in January is from the South.

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